The United States Mint has released its Circulating Coin Production Report for December 2022, showing that 846.5 million coins were produced for circulation across the nation’s Mint facilities. The total production is the lowest of any month in 2022, not uncommon for the final two months of any calendar year as the Mint prepares for next year’s coin production. Unsurprisingly, individual denominations’ production was down month-over-month compared to the November 2023 report.
In December 2022, the United States Mint produced at total of 296 million Lincoln Cents for circulation. This is down from the 322.8 million that were minted in November 2022. Breaking down the production figure, it shows that 182 million cents were produced in Denver with the remaining 114 million in Philadelphia. For 2022, The Mint produced a total of 6,359,600,000 cents for circulation. This is up slightly from the 603 million the Mint produced in all of 2021.
Moving to the Jefferson Nickel, the Mint reported that 83.04 million were produced last month, 45.36 million of those were minted in Denver, with the remaining 37.68 million in Philadelphia. This product total is approximately 10.6 million fewer Nickels than the Mint produced in November. For last year, the Mint produced 1,547,520,000 Jefferson Nickels for circulation. This is down slightly from the 1.570 billion that were produced in 2021.
According to the Mint’s report, the Roosevelt Dime had a total product of 215 million coins in December. Of those, 123.5 million were produced in Denver and the remaining 91.5 million were minted in Philadelphia. This is roughly 5 million fewer Dimes than were produced in November, and puts total production for the year at 3.134 billion, up from the 2.82 billion that the Mint produced in 2021.
The Washington Quarter saw a total production of 182 million coins in December, down from the 201.2 million produced in November. Of those Quarters produced, 100.2 million were minted in Denver while the remaining 81.8 million were minted in Philadelphia. The Mint does not break down which of the five different circulating Quarters comprise the total production. The total production of 2,567,600,000 Quarters in 2022 is up from the 2.168 billion that the Mint produced in 2021.
The Mint reported that there was no production of the Kennedy Half Dollar, Native American Dollar, or Presidential Dollar in December. That put total production of the Kennedy Half at 9.7 million for the year and the Native American Dollar at 1.96 million. As there were no eligible Presidents for the Presidential dollar, none were minted in 2022.
For the year, the United States Mint produced 13,620,380,000 coins for circulation. As expected, the Mint did not match its total production from 2021, which was 14.4935 billion coins.
The United States Mint production report is updated monthly and is available to the public at this link on the Mint’s site.